Mondavi Center announces free outdoor concerts

A series of free outdoor concerts in the Corin Courtyard outside the Mondavi Center begins Friday evening with The West Nile Ramblers, a Davis band, playing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. They are celebrating the release of their new CD, “Western Garage & Country Noir.” Food will be available for purchase from Shah’s Halal food […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Chorale to sing interfaith vespers service on October 7

The Davis Chorale, led by conductor Alison Skinner, will perform an Interfaith Vespers Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, Davis. This free one-hour concert will feature choral music, solos, ensembles and congregational hymns celebrating the music of many faiths. Included will be works by Felix Mendelssohn, […]

September 28, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

DMTC’s ‘Chicago’ wins top awards at Ellys

The Davis Musical Theatre Company was the big winner at the 30th annual Elly Awards on Sunday, taking home the award for the best musical for last fall’s spectacular production of “Chicago.” It was DMTC’s sixth win for overall production. The company took home the award for “Sweeney Todd” in 1985, for “Follies” in 1989, […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Rising Stars of Opera’ continues Mondavi celebration with free concert

The 10th anniversary celebration at the Mondavi Center will continue at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with a free concert featuring “Rising Stars of Opera” — specifically, a group of the San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, talented young professionals who sing roles of increasing importance in San Francisco Opera productions, as they receive intensive individual […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Good new and bad news

Last week I had some good news and some bad news. The good news first. As many of you know, I teach (with several colleagues) a program of brewing science through University Extension. It’s called the Master Brewers Program; we have a classroom at the Sudwerk. We are all smiles at the moment because we […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Sic Alps take over Sophia’s on Saturday

Sic Alps is bringing garage rock to the porch of Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis, at 10 p.m. Saturday. Twin Steps and Exray’s will open the show; doors open at 8:30 p.m. Admission to the 21-and-over show is $5. Sic Alps’ damaged, lo-fidelity rock is rooted in the ‘60s psychedelia of […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Songwriter Lennox Fleary plays at I-House on Sunday

Caribbean-born, Oregon-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Lennox Fleary will give a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Self-taught and an avid observer, Lennox counts among his influences Kenny Rogers, the storyteller; Bob Marley, the voice of a generation; Al Green, the soulful entertainer; […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Shakespeare Reading Group returns for the fall

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s Shakespeare Reading Group is up and running again on the first Wednesday of each month. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Selections include “Romeo and Juliet” on Oct. 3, “Coriolanus” on Nov. 7 and “Hamlet” on Dec. 5. To participate, […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cash Tribute singer makes a stop at RootStock

Vacaville singer/guitarist Denis Colleret will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. In 2007, Colleret became the lead guitarist for James Garner’s Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash Tribute. His influences include Cash, Merle Haggard, Don Gibson, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Roy Nichols. Colleret started working in […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Jam with folk musicians on Friday

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday on the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Students can snag half-price tickets Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis will release held tickets to UCD students between noon and 6 p.m. The Mondavi Center holds back up to 10 percent of the house for each Jackson Hall performance that otherwise would sell out during the subscription phase. More information […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine’d Down at Sundstrom Hill on Thursday

Back by popular demand, Mike Justis and Steve O’Neill will perform at Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place in Mace Ranch. Performing folk, rock and blues in just the right proportions, Justis adds spice that only a harmonica can provide, accompanied by O’Neill on bass. This week, the duo will be […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Thursday Live! jazzes things up Oct. 4

Three of the top jazz entertainers in the Sacramento area — Tony Passarell Trio, Eve West Bessier and the Ross Hammond Trio — will kick start Thursday Live! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Passarell is a Sacramento-based […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,